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Dr. Mary Elizabeth Curran
Dr. Elizabeth Henry
Vanessa Logan
Mariam Merced, MA
Pastor Bernadette Falcon-Lopez
Maddisen B. Maxwell

The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local women at the annual Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon. Dr. Mary Elizabeth Curran, Pastor Bernadette Falcon-Lopez, Dr. Elizabeth Henry, Vanessa Logan, Maddisen B. Maxwell, and Mariam Merced, MA will be honored on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at The Metuchen Golf & Country Club in Edison for serving as exemplary role models for the youth of our area.  These recipients are chosen for their outstanding services as evidenced by the interest and leadership they have demonstrated within the community. They are citizens who live the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. The 2016 luncheon chairs are Penelope E. Lattimer, Ph. D. and Christina Youngblood. The 2016 luncheon committee includes: Anggy Agudelo, Deborah S. Alexander, Ed.D, Wanda J. Blanchett, Ph.D., Taryn Bostjanic, Lina Llona, Bonnie Nolan, Ph.D., Kelly Ryman, Robin Suydam, and Patricia Whitley-Williams, M.D., FAAP.

This year’s six honorees prove to be outstanding role models to our youth in Middlesex County. Dr. Mary Elizabeth Curran is the Associate Dean of Local-Global Partnerships for Rutgers University; Pastor Bernadette Falcon-Lopez is the Senior Pastor of God’s Army Ministries of NJ; Dr. Elizabeth Henry is a pediatrician and founder of Dr. Liz Consulting, LLC; Vanessa Logan is the Former Executive Director of the American Repertory Ballet Princeton Ballet School; Maddisen B. Maxwell is the co-owner and Training Director at Michael Bianc; and Mariam Merced, MA is the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Community Health Promotion Program, New Brunswick and Somerset Campuses.

Through the Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon, funds will be raised to support the award-winning child abuse prevention programs offered to the community at large by the Boy Scouts of America. The Patriots’ Path Council ranks high among all the Boy Scout councils in the nation in their fight against child abuse. For their outstanding example to the youth of their communities, the Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council salutes Dr. Mary Elizabeth Curran, Pastor Bernadette Falcon-Lopez, Dr. Elizabeth Henry, Vanessa Logan, Maddisen B. Maxwell, and Mariam Merced, MA with the 2016 Tribute to Women Award.

If you would like to purchase tickets or take out a congratulatory ad in the luncheon program, please contact Jennifer Volz, Sr. Development Director 973-765-9322 ext. 249 or visit

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